YMCA of WNC receives grant to rally against rural hunger

PRESS RELEASE from YMCA of Western North Carolina:   Asheville, N.C., Nov. 21, 2017 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) to partner on a project to connect more eligible young people to child nutrition programs in rural areas of the state. The […]

Blossman Gas Heat for Hunger program benefits MANNA FoodBank

PRESS RELEASE from Blossman Gas: November 16 – Swannanoa, NC – Blossman Gas, located at 170 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC is giving back to the WNC community by donating to MANNA FoodBank this holiday season. The store will donate a portion of the proceeds from residential propane gallons sold from November 20, 2017 to […]

TRIMMING THE TREE: Volunteers construct the 2016 Ingles Giving Tree.

Ingles Giving Tree marks 25th anniversary with Nov. 20 lighting celebration

PRESS RELEASE from MANNA FoodBank: ABOUT THE EVENT: Ingles Giving Tree Lighting Celebration! Monday, November 20, 5:00 PM Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank invite the community to attend a very special 25th annual lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. The Ingles […]

FIGHTING HUNGER: Community members of all ages volunteer at MANNA FoodBank to help the nonprofit achieve its mission of a hunger-free WNC. Throughout the month of November, Asheville Yoga Center will be collecting food and cash donations for MANNA, and will donate 10 percent of all proceeds on Thursday, Nov. 30, to help feed the hungry for the holidays.

Asheville Yoga Center to donate cash, food to MANNA FoodBank

PRESS RELEASE from Asheville Yoga Center: Asheville, N.C., November 1, 2017 — One in four children in Western North Carolina are faced with hunger and the insecurity of not always knowing where their next meal will come from. Throughout the month of November, Asheville Yoga Center is collecting food and cash donations for MANNA FoodBank […]

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours expands to Asheville

PRESS RELEASE from Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours: DURHAM, NC – Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours is pleased to announce the addition of walking food tours in Charlotte and Asheville. Reservations can be made online at www.tastecarolina.com. Taste Carolina currently partners with 120 independent restaurants across nine cities. In addition to Charlotte and Asheville, it […]

French Broad Vignerons to host inaugural WNC Winery Conference

PRESS RELEASE from French Broad Vignerons: The French Broad Vignerons are announcing their first Western North Carolina Winery Conference on Monday, November 6, at 9:AM at the Silver Fork Winery in centrally located in Morganton, NC. This conference is specifically targeted to the wineries of the Western North Carolina region including the mountains and western Piedmont and Appalachian wineries. The conference is open […]

Organic Growers School workshop explores structuring labor on small farms, Dec. 4

Press release for Organic Growers School: Asheville, NC- Farming on a small farm requires significant labor, not just from the farmer herself,  but from others as well. Sometimes these are family members, especially on small farms, but often farmers hire hourly workers or engage in apprenticeship programs to fill their labor needs.  In 2015, Organic […]

Duck Donuts hosts community grand opening events, Oct. 6-7

Press release from Duck Donuts: WHAT: Duck Donuts in Asheville, which recently opened, and is known for serving known for Warm, Delicious and Made to Order! ® donuts, is officially celebrating its grand opening with a QUACKtacular community event, Saturday, Oct. 7. The event will feature face painting, donut coloring contest, corn hole and raffling […]

Lenoir-Rhyne students partner with local Subway restaurant for World Food Day events

PRESS RELEASE from Subway: WHAT: Subway® and Dietetic Internship graduate students from Lenoir-Rhyne University will celebrate World Food Day by helping area families learn “better for you” food choices. The “Share the Color” food workshops are designed to teach children how to make better food choices and the importance of making colorful fruits and vegetables […]

WNC Nature Center to host 41st annual Hey Day fall festival, Oct. 7

PRESS RELEASE from WNC Nature Center: On Saturday, October 7th the WNC Nature Center will host their 41st annual Hey Day fall festival from 10am-4pm. The event includes fun for the whole family: live performances, music, games, crafts, special animal education moments, food vendors and more! Attendees will be entertained by the Mountain Thunder Cloggers, […]

UNC Asheville Dining Services receives Green Restaurant, Fair Trade designations

PRESS RELEASE from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Dining Services – operated by Chartwells – is proud to announce that the university’s Brown Dining Hall is now certified as a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). Operating in 47 U.S. states and in Canada, GRA encourages restaurants to green their operations using […]

UpCountry Brewing Co. to host breakfast and beer dinner, Sept. 14

On September 14, 2017, UpCountry Brewing will host its first Breakfast & Beer Pairing Dinner prepared by Executive Chef Matt Kovitch. The five-course meal will be breakfast themed, with each course paired with one of UpCountry’s house brewed beers. The courses are as follows: Upon arrival, a pint of the ‘Bernie Sanders is the Original […]

Asheville restaurants provide food during Downtown Welcome Table plumbing dilemma

PRESS RELEASE from Haywood Street Congregation: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 8, 2017) – Every Wednesday and Sunday, hundreds of Ashevillians from all walks of life gather at Haywood Street Congregation to share a free meal and fellowship at Downtown Welcome Table. However, an unexpected plumbing incident has sent church administrators and volunteers on a mission to […]